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Union, New Jersey

Union is a town located in Union County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 54,405.

Geography Union is located at 40°41'49" North, 74°16'14" West (40.696951, -74.270439)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.6 km² (9.1 mi²). 23.6 km² (9.1 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 54,405 people, 19,534 households, and 14,162 families residing in the town. The population density is 2,303.3/km² (5,968.1/mi²). There are 20,001 housing units at an average density of 846.8/km² (2,194.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 67.66% White, 19.76% African American, 0.15% Native American, 7.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.44% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 8.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19,534 households out of which 32.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% are non-families. 23.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.71 and the average family size is 3.25.

In the town the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $59,173, and the median income for a family is $68,707. Males have a median income of $45,299 versus $35,604 for females. The per capita income for the town is $24,768. 4.2% of the population and 3.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 4.6% are under the age of 18 and 5.5% are 65 or older.

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